Wizard of Oz Audition Need to Know Info!

The Upstage Players is hosting auditions for its summer community theatre production, The Wizard of Oz. Auditions will be held in the auditorium at the Upsala High School on May 19, 21, and 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Those auditioning will be asked to dramatically interpret a short section of the script and sing a part of a song from the movie version of The Wizard of Oz. Young actors who cannot yet read should come prepared to dramatically tell and act out a short story of choice (i.e. “The Three Little Pigs,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”). The list of characters and possible actor requirements for a role are listed on this site. This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Dorothy Gale, a young girl living with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are transported to the Land of Oz. Dorothy meets many new friends in the strange and colorful land. Throughout the adventure, Dorothy comes to learn that she has always had the power to return home. All she has to do is close her eyes, tap her heels together three times, and repeat to herself, “There’s no place like home.” The audience will enjoy heartwarming, memorable songs such as: “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz,” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” Rehearsals are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Upsala High School. Most Tuesdays are reserved for specialty rehearsals. A tentative rehearsal schedule is available below. This schedule is subject to shift (minimally) due to actor availability.